Kate L. Tomlinson

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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which can have a detrimental effect on quality of life and in extreme cases cause death. Although the majority of patients can control their asthma symptoms with a combination of steroids and beta agonists there is still a group of patients whose asthma remains symptomatic despite the best available(More)
IL-13 is a prototypic T helper type 2 cytokine and a central mediator of the complex cascade of events leading to asthmatic phenotype. Indeed, IL-13 plays key roles in IgE synthesis, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, mucus hypersecretion, subepithelial fibrosis, and eosinophil infiltration. We assessed the potential efficacy of inhaled anti-IL-13 monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Repeated exposure to inhaled allergen can cause airway inflammation, remodeling and dysfunction that manifests as the symptoms of allergic asthma. We have investigated the role of the cytokine interleukin-13 (IL-13) in the generation and persistence of airway cellular inflammation, bronchial remodeling and deterioration in airway function in a(More)
With the expansion of the burgeoning tourism industry in the Namib Sand Sea, Gobabeb Research and Training Centre could have a unique opportunity to improve its relationship with the Topnaar communities neighboring the Centre through the implementation of its "Benefit-Sharing in the Namib Sand Sea" proposal. Since the Topnaar people are currently illegal(More)
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